Chris Brown to Perform at the Grammys Where His Career Almost Ended 4 Years Ago

February 7, 2012 - 3:25 AM
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FILE - In this March 21, 2011 file photo, singer Chris Brown makes an appearance on BET's "106 & Park" show in New York. Brown will perform at this year's Grammy Awards, the event where his career almost ended three years ago. Brown assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party in 2009 and is serving five years of probation for the felony attack. Rihanna will also perform at the show. She's up for four awards. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown will perform at this year's Grammy Awards, the event where his career almost ended three years ago.

Brown assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna at a pre-Grammy party in 2009 and is serving five years of probation for the felony attack. A source told The Associated Press on Monday that Brown will hit the stage at Sunday's show. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because Brown's performance has not been officially announced.

After his attack on Rihanna, Brown's reputation plummeted. But he has since bounced back, releasing multiple mixtapes and the multi-hit album, "F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies)." It's nominated for three Grammys.

Rihanna will also perform at the show. She's up for four awards.

Brown and Rihanna were supposed to perform at the 2009 Grammys.